Friday, September 3, 2010

Lucca

We had a delightful visit to Lucca a few days ago. It is an old walled city. We stayed just outside the walls in a good B & B and then spent the afternoon and evening wandering about.
We were particularly surprised by the wonderful shops. They were tiny but their window displays were so artistic. It is as if they have a competition to see who has the best display. Here are a few.


Even the hardware shops looked lovely. The cake shops were wonderful too. We had yummy afternoon tea and dinner here. There were beautiful churches too.

Doesn't this square (really a circular space) look inviting?

The next morning we walked part of the way around the wall and discovered a market. It was a local market with not one souvenir for sale!

We had a wonderful day yesterday walking and exploring the Cinque Terre. I'll share some pictures next time. Today we are off to our next B & B near Florence.

3 comments:

Deb said...

Sylvia, what absolutely beautiful buildings. Everything looks so wonderful and I bet it must exciting to be there.

janelle said...

Wow! More good places! Seems like you've been gone for a year!

janelle said...

I just looked up Lucca on google maps. Good to see where it is. Looks like a lovely place.